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St. Andrews: Golf History Tour

1. St. Andrews: Golf History Tour

After meeting your guide outside Hotel du Vin, you will see the former birthplace of Old Tom Morris before heading into the quadrangle of St. Salvator’s College to learn about Scotland's oldest university. Along with a few other points of interest along the way, the cathedral grounds are the next landmark on the tour. Resting there are some 124 golfing greats, including some of the Tom Morris family and Allan Robertson. Walking then along the beautiful coastline, you'll overlook St. Andrews Bay as you travel to the former Archbishops Palace where the darker history of the town continues. It is there that Richard will succinctly put golf and the history of St. Andrews into perspective. From there you'll travel further along university buildings, the Principals House, and the residence where Prince William and Kate spent their first year as students. You will then head to the Old Course and hear about the early development of the game of golf and how it developed in St Andrews and became the Home of Golf. You will walk by the first fairway hearing about some of the quarks of the game which have shaped its remarkable history, and iconic buildings overlooking the course. The tour then finishes at the Swilkan Bridge where you will be able to have your photo taken on the bridge. There are a few bucket list things to do by there which wil be pointed out for you by Richard, including the Jigger Inn where you can relax and ponder the many heady days of St. Andrews.

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4.7 / 5

based on 27 reviews

Richard was extremely enlightening and insightful. We could have stayed on the tour for another few hours. His combination of knowledge and humor was most helpful in presenting a boatload of information. We would definitely recommend this to anyone visiting St. Andrews.

Great experience with Richard, the tour guide. Only 1.5 hours you get many knowledge about St. Andrew and golf history

I’m not a golf fan but this tour with Richard was Amazing!! Perfect for Golf fans and non golf fans. Thanks Richard

So interesting, lots of good historical and golf information. Very knowledgeable guide!

It was a fabulous tour with Richard. He is so knowledgeable and well spoken